Originally Posted by AbrtRetryIgnore
Because those of us who don't give a damn about football are not interested in subsidizing the cost for those who do.
Or do you honestly think a business should add expensive features without passing along the costs to the consumer? (If you do, sounds like someone needs to take an Economics class...)
I think you are over-simplifying the issue. There are arguments on both sides. I'm sure there are lots of channels on the current cable lineup that you don't care to watch, that's just the nature of the business.
Assuming the NFL won't agree to Charter's request to offer NFLN as an al a carte option, Charter has to decide if adding the NFL Network to their system would result in an increase (or at least avoid a decrease) in profit. I assume they would pick up some new customers by adding it & also potentially lose some.
I think I recall that Charter's cost of adding NFL Network would be something like 50-75 cents per subscriber per month, but I could be off on that figure.